Has it really been a decade since Windows Server 2003 hit the market? Technology has come a long way in 10 years. Think about it: today’s servers run workloads for mobile application hosting, social collaboration platforms, streaming video and web hosting. That’s a far cry from a time where only 55 percent of US homes were connected to the Internet. One thing that hasn’t changed on the server front, though, is the requirement for 24/7 performance.
If you are new to the cloud, you might have a question about the type of architecture of your Windows server configuration in the cloud. The answer is that your configuration can look any way that you want it to look.
Navigating the intricacies of Windows Server 2012 on your own can be complex and can hamper your ability to take full advantage of its advanced capabilities and benefits. With a team of experienced Microsoft pros, access to unlimited scale and a strong relationship with Microsoft, Rackspace is uniquely positioned to partner with you to deploy or migrate your Windows environment to bring it to the next level. Learn more below about what Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on the Rackspace open cloud can do for you.
As you begin exploring the cloud and how it can help your business, you might be wondering, “So how do I migrate from my on premise Windows server over to the cloud?” There are actually many different ways that you can perform this migration that are similar to what you would do in migrating to another dedicated environment.
Many people want to get into the cloud, but they don’t necessarily want to go all in with their configuration. These folks are interested in learning about and using the new technology, and they want to know if they can put a portion of their Windows footprint in the cloud. With Rackspace, the answer is “Yes.”
How many times has this situation happened to you? All the sudden you have this great idea that you want to test out, but you need some server space. Because you are building it for a Windows environment, you think it would be complicated with the licensing and procurement to get a server up to test out your idea. Frustrated, you talk yourself out of the idea and decide not to proceed further.
The Rackspace Cloud Servers team is please to announce the availability of new Windows Server 2012 images containing SQL Server 2012 Web and Standard editions for our next generation Cloud Servers customers.
While scalability and flexibility are compelling reasons for businesses to move to the cloud, another key item is the cost savings. By moving your configuration to the cloud, you can realize some of the following cloud cost benefits.
Working as a manager in customer support at Rackspace, one question that my team often gets from business owners, “Would managing my Windows server be different on the cloud?” The answer is, “No, it is exactly the same!”
From handing off OpenStack to the independent OpenStack Foundation to taking patent trolls on head-on, it's been a big week here at Rackspace. Here are some of the highlights of the week, in case you missed them.